Shortlist | China

Jane DeBevoise

independent art historian




Material about contemporary Chinese art forms a substantial portion of Asia Art Archive’s collection. In order to assist our users in navigating this rich resource of physical and digital material, AAA created this introductory guide. This guide is aimed at students and generalists, and consists of a selected bibliography of recommended readings about art from Mainland China. For recommended readings about Hong Kong, please see our separate Hong Kong Shortlist. To provide our users with numerous points of entry, the bibliography has been divided into several sections: Chronological Development, Art Criticism and Interviews, Media, Selected Periodicals, and Primary Documents.

The section entitled "Chronological Development" is further divided into time periods. 1949–1979 constitutes the initial period, from the founding of the People’s Republic of China to the years immediately following the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. The next period is the decade of the 1980s, which was characterised by the introduction of economic reform, the influx of western thought in the form of art books, literature, and philosophy, and a general atmosphere of intellectual curiosity and debate. Watershed moments in the development of experimental art in the 1980s included the Stars exhibitions in 1979 and 1980, the ‘85 New Wave movement, and the 1989 China/Avant-Garde exhibition at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. The result of a focused, multi-year collection effort, AAA now holds the largest and most systematically organised archive of documentation and research materials around Chinese art in the 1980s. For in-depth information about this collection, which contains over 100 video-taped interviews and thousands of scanned images and documents, users are directed to AAA’s dedicated website To individual archives of key art critics, curators, teachers, and artists, including Zheng Shengtian, Fei Dawei, Hans van Dijk, Lu Peng, Zhang Peili, Wu Shanzhuan and many others, see the Collection section of our website for a full listing.

The third time period begins at the end of the 1980s, when Chinese society was changing rapidly and economic issues were becoming increasingly important. The Tiananmen incident of 4 June 1989 accelerated these changes, signaling a new era focused on rapid economic development and capitalist consumerist values. The catalogue for the 1993 exhibition China’s New Art, Post-1989 provides an overview of some of the most noteworthy artistic developments in the early 1990s, including "political pop," "cynical realism," and investigations into private concerns and personal angst. Other watershed exhibitions in 1993 include China Avant-garde in Berlin, the Asia Pacific Triennial in Australia, and the Venice Biennale in which a number of Chinese contemporary artists took part for the first time. After 1993, experimental art from China began to appear with increasing frequency in significant overseas exhibitions of which the 1998 exhibition Inside Out: New Chinese Art provides a good example. However, in contrast to the increasing public visibility in North America and Europe of experimental art from China, exhibitions of experimental art inside China during the 1990s often took place in "do-it-yourself" venues and make shift artist villages, such as Yuan Ming Yuan and the East Village, and in private residences—hence Gao Minglu’s term "Apartment Art." In the 1990s, performance art became an increasingly frequent form of artistic practice. Catalogues for some of the most cutting edge exhibitions of that time include Post-Sense Sensibility organised by Wu Meichun and Qiu Zhijie, and Art for Sale organised by Xu Zhen and Yang Zhenzhong, among others, culminating in the infamous Fuck Off exhibition that took place in 2000.

The 2000s are characterised by two major trends: the increasing legitimacy and visibility of contemporary art, both inside and outside China, and the rapid rise of the art market. Exemplifying the first trend was the appearance of large-scale government sponsored biennales in Shanghai and Guangzhou, as well as state-sponsored exhibitions outside China, including Alors, la Chine? in 2003 at the Pompidou Centre, and the establishment of an official China Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (attempted but aborted in 2003 due to the SARs epidemic, and realised in 2005.) Another milestone was the first dedicated auction of Asian contemporary art at Sotheby’s New York in March 2006. After this auction, prices for contemporary Chinese art skyrocketed, further legitimising the artistic efforts of certain mid-career artists who were mostly painters. Another important development inside China was the establishment of highly visible large scale exhibition spaces focused on contemporary art, including the Beijing art zone 798 (home of many large galleries and the Ullens Center), the Today Art Museum (Beijing), the Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai), and the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), as well as numerous ambitious private museums, such as Yuz and Long Museums (Shanghai).

Because of the proliferation of exhibitions in the 2000s, this chronological section has been divided into two sections: "Large Scale Exhibitions," and "Major Biennials and Triennials." The books and catalogues published in conjunction with these events testify to the diversity and volume of art production in China during this period. This diversity has challenged critics and curators to develop a critical discourse to identify, articulate, and frame key concerns. A selection of these efforts is listed in the section entitled "Art Criticism and Interviews."

For users interested in a specific medium, the sections on "Ink," "Calligraphy and Word," "Performance Art," and "Photography and Video" provide a representative selection of introductory texts. Books about art based on, or inspired by, China’s ink painting tradition are of special note, offering a wealth of information about this field. Performance and video represent other areas of rich activity. Artists working in performance and video have often, if not always, resisted the pressures of commoditisation and produced some of the most challenging work in China today.

The publishing industry in China is as vibrant as the art scene it promotes. However, despite the large volume of art periodicals, the quality of these publications is distinctly uneven. Of the seven periodicals we have highlighted, four are chosen for their historical relevance: Meishu (Art), published from 1954; Meishu sichao, published between 1984–1987, Zhongguo Meishubao (Fine Arts in China), published between 1985–1989; and Jiangsu huakan, published since 1977. In English are, published online from 1998–2003; Yishu, published since 2002; and Leap, published since 2010.

The final section of this guide is dedicated to primary documents. Two important developments in this area include Wu Hung's Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents published in 2010 by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Asia Art Archive's ongoing online documentary project Materials of the Future. Convinced of the importance of primary documents for future researchers, AAA continues to build and enrich its physical and digital collection. For a listing of the archives in which much of this digital material can be found, see the Collection section of our website. Depending on rights clearance, these archives (which are very much a work in progress) are accessible online or onsite.

This guide is meant as a starting point, and while the type of material listed is broad, consisting of exhibition catalogues, reference books, periodicals, and audio-visual material, as well as thousands of scanned documents and images, this list represents only a small fraction of what is available at AAA. Other materials collected at AAA include monographs, leaflets, invitations, letters, clippings, slides, and other ephemera. For information about how to retrieve these and other items, please contact the library staff.


Recommended Readings



General Introductory Books on 20th & 21st Century 

Andrews, Julia F., Shen Kuiyi, et al., A Century in Crisis: Modernity and Tradition in the Art of Twentieth-Century China, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, 1998 [English] EXL.USA.CCM

DeBevoise, Jane, Between State and Market: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Post-Mao Era, Brill, Leiden, 2014 [English] REF.DEJ2

Gladston, Paul, Contemporary Chinese Art: A Critical History, Reaktion Books, London, 2014 [English] REF.GLP

Lu Peng, A History of Art in 20th-Century China, Somogy editions d'art , Paris, 2013 [English] REF.LUP

Sullivan, Michael, Art and Artists of Twentieth Century China, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996 [English] REFL.SUM

Vine, Richard, New China New Art, Prestel Publishing, New York, 2011 [English] REF.VIR

Wu Hung, Contemporary Chinese Art: A History 1970s–2000s, Thames and Hudson, London, 2014 [English] REF.WUH


Andrews, Julia F., Painters and Politics in the People’s Republic of China, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1994 [English] REF.ANJ

Chiu, Melissa, Zheng Shengtian, et al., Art and China’s Revolution, Asia Society, New York, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2008 [English] EXL.USA.AAC

King, Richard, ed. Art in Turmoil: The Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966–76, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 2010 [English] REF.KIR4

Wang Mingxian, Yan Shanchun, The Art History of the People’s Republic of China: 1966–1976, Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, Beijing, 2000 [Simplified Chinese] 王明賢、嚴善錞,《新中國美術圖史 1966-1976》,中國青年出版社,北京,2000。[簡體中文] REF.WMX

Watson, Scott, Zheng Shengtian, Art of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: 1966–1976, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, 2002 [English] EX.CAN.AGP


Fei Dawei, ed. ’85 New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, Century Publishing Group, Shanghai, 2007 [Simplified Chinese] 費大為編,《'85新潮:中國第一次當代藝術運動》,世紀出版集團,上海,2007。[簡體中文] EXL.CHN.ENW

Gao Minglu, ed. The ’85 Movement (vol 1, 2), Guangxi Normal University Press, Guilin, 2008 [Simplified Chinese] 高名潞編,《'85美術運動 (卷一,二) 》,廣西師範大學出版社,桂林,2008。[簡體中文] REF.GML

Hanart 2 Ltd., The Stars: 10 Years, Texts by Chang Tsongzung, et al., Hanart 2 Ltd., Hong Kong, 1989 [Traditional Chinese & English] 《星星十年》,張頌仁等撰文,漢雅軒2,香港,1989。[繁體中文及英文] EX.HGK.STY

Koeppel–Yang, Martina, Semiotic Warfare: The Chinese Avant-Garde, 1979–1989. A Semiotic Analysis, Timezone 8, Hong Kong, 2003 [English] REF.YKM

Lebold Cohen, Joan, The New Chinese Painting: 1949–1986, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1987 [English] REF.COJ

Lu Peng, Yi Dan, A History of China Modern Art 1979–1989, Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House, Changsha, 1992 [Simplified Chinese] 呂澎、易丹,《中國現代藝術史1979-1989》,湖南美術出版社,長沙,1992。[簡體中文] REF.LUP

Shen Kuiyi, Julia Andrews, eds. Light before Dawn: Unofficial Chinese Art 1974–1985, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong, 2013 [Traditional Chinese & English] EX.HGK.LBD


Doran, Valerie C., ed. China’s New Art, Post-1989, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, 2001 [English] EXL.HGK.CNA

Gao Minglu, ed. Inside Out: New Chinese Art, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1998 [English] EX.USA.ION

Lu Peng, 90s Art China 1990–1999, Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House, Changsha, 2000 [Simplified Chinese] 呂澎,《中國當代藝術史1990-1999》,湖南美術出版社,長沙,2000。[簡體中文] REF.LUP

Noth, Jochen, et al., eds. China Avant-garde, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 1993 [English] EX.GER.CAG

Smith, Karen, Nine Lives: The Birth of Avant-Garde Art in New China, Timezone 8, Beijing, 2008 [English] REF.SMK

Wu Hung, ed. The First Guangzhou Triennial – Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990–2000), Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Art Media Resources, Chicago, 2002 [English] EX.CHN.GZT.2002

Wu Hung, ed. Transcience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, 1999 [English] REF.WUH


Large Scale Exhibitions

Acret, Susan, Claire Hsu, eds. Paris-Pekin, Chinese Century, Paris, 2002 [Traditional Chinese, English & French] EX.FRA.PAP

Fibicher, Bernhard, Matthias Frehner, eds. Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2005 [English] EXL.SWI.MCC(E)

Gao Minglu, The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo, 2005 [Simplified Chinese & English] 高名潞,《牆:中國當代藝術的歷史與邊界》,中華世紀壇藝術館,北京,布法羅美術學院,布法羅,2005。[簡體中文及英文] EXL.CHN.WRC

Lemonnier, Anne, ed. Alors, la Chine? Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2003 [French] EX.FRA.ALC

Qiu Zhijie, et al., eds. Archaeology of the Future: The Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House, Wuhan, 2005 [Simplified Chinese & English] 邱志杰等編,《未來考古學:第二屆中國藝術三年展》,湖北美術出版社,武漢,2005。[簡體中文及英文] EX.CHN.TCA.2005

Sans, Jérôme, ed. Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, Beijing, 2008 [Simplified Chinese & English] 杰羅姆。桑斯編,《我們的未來:尤倫斯基金會收藏展》,中國青年出版社,北京,2008。[簡體中文及英文] EX.CHN.OUF

Tate Liverpool, The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Texts by Simon Groom, et al., Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 2007 [English] EX.UNK.RTC

Tucker, Laurer, ed. ON | OFF: China''s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2013 [Simplified Chinese & English] 羅冉編,《ON │ OFF: 中國年輕藝術家的觀念與實踐 》,尤倫斯當代藝術中心,北京,2013。[簡體中文及英文] EXL.CHN.OOC

Xu Bing, ed. The First "CAFAM . Future" Exhibition: Sub-Phenomena: Report on the State of Chinese Young Art Nomination, Guangxi Normal University Press, Guilin, 2012 [Simplified Chinese & English] 徐冰編,《首屆CAFAM未來展:亞現象·中國青年藝術生態報告提名集》, 廣西師範大學出版社,桂林,2012。[簡體中文及英文] EX.CHN.CAF.2012

Major Biennials and Triennials

Catalogues of Shanghai Biennale, 1996–2014 [Simplified Chinese & English] EX.CHN.SHB

Catalogues of Guangzhou Triennial, 2002–2012 [Simplified Chinese & English] EX.CHN.GZT

Catalogues of Chengdu Biennale, 2001–2011 [Simplified Chinese & English] EX.CHN.CDB



Clark, John, ed. Chinese Art at the End of the Millennium: 1998–1999, New Art Media, Hong Kong, 2000 [English] REF.CLJ Hou Hanru, On the Mid-Ground, Timezone 8 Ltd., Hong Kong, 2002 [English] REF.HHR

Jia Fangzhou, ed. Era of Criticism: Selected Works of Chinese Art Critics in the End of 20th Century I, II, III, Guangxi Fine Arts Publishing House, Nanning, 2003 [Simplified Chinese] 賈方舟編,《批評的時代:20世紀末中國美術批評文萃 卷一、二、三》,廣西美術出版社,南寧,2003。[簡體中文] REF.JFZ

Leng Lin, Shiwo (It’s me), Zhongguo wenlian chubanshe, Beijing, 2000 [Simplified Chinese] 冷林,是我,中國文聯出版社,北京,2000。[簡體中文] REF.LEL

Li Xianting, Fanpan de zhongliang: zhongyao de bushi yishu (The Power of Rebellion: The Significance Does Not Lie in Art), Artist Publishing, Taipei, 2012 [Traditional Chinese] 栗憲庭,《反叛的重量: 重要的不是藝術》,藝術家出版社,台北,2012。[繁體中文] REF.LXT

Qiu Zhijie, The Scene is Most Important, Zhongguo renmin daxue chubanshe, Beijing, 2003 [Simplified Chinese] 邱志杰,重要的是現場,中國人民大學出版社,北京,2003。[簡體中文] REF.QZJ

Tinari, Philip, Angie Baecker, eds., Hans Ulrich Obrist: The China Interviews, Office for Discourse Engineering, Hong Kong, Beijing, 2009 [English] REF.OHU

Wu Hung, ed. Chinese Art at the Crossroads: Between Past and Future, Between East and West, New Art Media, Hong Kong, 2001 [English] REF.WUH

Wu Hung, Making History: Wu Hung on Contemporary Art, Timezone 8, Hong Kong, 2008 [English] REF.WUH




Kuo, Jason C., Chinese Ink Painting Now, Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., New York, 2010 [English] REF.KCH2

Pi Daojian, Wang Huangsheng, eds. 1st Space for Contemporary Ink Work – China: 20 Years of Ink Experiment, Heilungjiang meishu chubanshe, Harbin, 2001 [Simplified Chinese] 皮道堅、王璜生編,《第一屆當代水墨空間-中國水墨實驗二十年》,黑龍江美術出版社,哈爾濱,2001。[簡體中文] EX.CHN.CTY

Polizzotti, Mark, ed. Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013 [English] EX.USA.INA

Yu Ren, et al., ed. The Artistic Trend of Modern Chinese Ink and Wash in the Late 20th Century: Modern Ink and Wash Painting Series (vol I, 2, 3), Tianjin yangliuqing huashe, Tianjin, 1993–1997 [Traditional Chinese] 郁人等編,《當代水墨藝術叢書(卷一,二,三): 二十世紀末中國現代水墨藝術走勢》,天津楊柳青畫社,天津,1993-1997。[繁體中文] REF.YUR2

Zhang Yu, ed. Chinese Open and Experimental Ink and Wash Series, Vol. I: Special Volume of Chinese Experimental Ink and Wash Exhibition, The Milky Way Publishing Co., Hong Kong, 2002 [Traditional Chinese & English] 張羽編,《開放的中國實驗水墨 叢書1》,香港銀河出版社,香港,2002。[繁體中文及英文] REF.ZHY

Catalogues of International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, 1998–2010 [Simplified Chinese & English] 深圳國際水墨畫雙年展圖錄, 1998-2010。[簡體中文及英文] EX.CHN.IIPB

Retrospection of Experimental Ink and Wash: 1985–2000, Texts by Pi Daojian, et al., Hunan meishu chubanshe, Changsha, 2005 [Simplified Chinese] 《實驗水墨回顧1985-2000》,皮道堅等撰文,湖南美術出版社,長沙,2005。[簡體中文] EX.CHN.REI

Calligraphy and Word

Barrass, Gordon S., The Art of Calligraphy in Modern China, University of California Press, Berkeley, 2002 [English] REF.BAG2

Chang Tsongzung, Robert Lord, Power of the Word, Independent Curators International, New York, 2001 [English] EX.USA.POW

University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Word and Meaning: Six Contemporary Chinese Artists, Texts by Shen Kuiyi, et al., University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 2000 [English] EX.USA.WMS

Xu Jiang, Wang Dongling, eds. The Act of Writing and of Non-Writing: The Open Space for Chinese Calligraphy – International Exhibition of Modern Calligraphy 2005 Hangzhou China, China Academy of Art Press, Hangzhou, 2005 [Simplified Chinese & English] 許江、王冬齡編,《書。非書-非開放的書法時空:2005中國杭州國際現代書法藝術展作品集》,中國美術學院出版社,杭州,2005。[簡體中文及英文] EX.CHN.AWN

Performance Art

Berghuis, Thomas J., Performance Art in China, Timezone 8, Hong Kong, 2006 [English] REF.BET2

Chan Hou Seng, ed. Inward Gazes: Documents About Chinese Performance Art, Macau Museum of Art, Macau, 2006 [Traditional Chinese, English, Portuguese] 陳浩星編,《以身觀身:中國行為藝術文獻集》,澳門藝術博物館,澳門,2006。[簡體中文,英文及葡文] EXL.MAC.ING

Lu Hong, Sun Zhenhua, China Performance Art, Hebei meishu chubanshe, Shijiazhuang, 2006 [Simplified Chinese] 魯虹、孫振華,《異化的肉身:中國行為藝術》,河北美術出版社,石家庄,2006。[簡體中文] REF.LUH3

Wen Pulin, ed. Action in China: Performance Art from 1980s to 1990s. Beijing Windhorse Mass Medium Co. Ltd, Beijing [Simplified Chinese] 溫普林編,《中國行動:八十年代到九十年代的行為藝術》,北京風馬旗文化傳播有限公司,北京。[簡體中文] REF.WPL

Wen Pulin, Action in China: Performance Art from 1980s to 1990s. Beijing Windhorse Mass Medium Co. Ltd, Beijing. [VCD] 溫普林,《中國行動:八十年代到九十年代的行為藝術》,北京風馬旗文化傳播有限公司,北京。[錄像] CD.000503

Photography and Video

Acret, Susan, ed. A Strange Heaven: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, 2003 [Traditional Chinese & English] 蘇珊。阿克雷特編,《幻影天堂:中華當代攝影集》,亞洲藝術文獻庫,香港,2003。[繁體中文及英文] EX.CZE.SHC

Gu Zheng, Contemporary Chinese Photography, CYPI Press, London, 2011 [English] REF.GUZ

Huangfu Binghui, ed. Compound Eyes: Contemporary Video Art from China, Earl Lu Gallery, La salle-Sia College of the Arts, Singapore, 2001 [Simplified Chinese & English] 皇甫秉惠編,《複眼: 中國錄像藝術》,盧明德藝術館,拉薩爾-新航藝術學院,新加坡,2001。[簡體中文及英文] EXL.SIN.CEC

Roberts, Claire, Photography and China, Reaktion Books, London, 2013 [English] REF.ROC

Wu Hung, Christopher Phillips, et al., Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, International Center of Photography, New York, Steidl Publishers, Goettingen, 2004 [English] EX.USA.PFN

Zhu Qi, ed. Chinese Avant-Garde Photography Since 1990, Hunan meishu chubanshe, Changsha, 2004 [Simplified Chinese] 朱其編,1990以來的中國先鋒攝影,湖南美術出版社,長沙,2004。[簡體中文] REF.ZHQ2


SELECTED PERIODICALS, 1998–2003 (Print-out copies of online magazine [English] PER.CAC

Jiangsu Huakan, Jiangsu meishu chubanshe, Nanjing, 1977–present [Simplified Chinese] 《江蘇畫刊》, 江蘇美術出版社, 南京, 1977-現在。[簡體中文] PER.JSA

LEAP, Yishujie zazhishe, Hefei, 2010–present [Simplified Chinese & English] PER.ARL

Meishu, Renmin meishu chubanshe, Beijing, 1954–2006 [Simplified Chinese] 《美術》,人民美術出版社,北京,1954-2006。[簡體中文] PER.MES

Meishu Sichao, Hubei meishu zhongxin, Wuhan, 1984–1987 [Simplified Chinese] 《美術思潮》,湖北美術中心,武漢,1984-1987。[簡體中文] PER.MSSC

Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Art & Collection Group, Taipei, 2002–present [English] PER.YIS

Zhongguo Meishubao (Fine Arts in China), Zhongguo yishu yanjiuyuan meishu yanjiusuo, Beijing, 1985–1989 [Simplified Chinese] 《中國美術報》,中國藝術研究院美術研究所,北京,1985-1989。[簡體中文] PERL.FAC (Closed Stack)



Asia Art Archive, Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980–1990,, accessed 16 March 2016 亞洲藝術文獻庫,《未來的材料記錄:1980-1990 中國當代藝術》,,檢索日期: 2016年3月16日。

Asia Art Archive, digital collection of primary materials: A History of Exhibitions: Shanghai 1979–2006, China Avantgarde Exhibition Archive, Fei Dawei Archive, Francesca Dal Lago Archive, Kong Chang’an Archive, Lu Peng Archive, Mao Xuhui Archive, Hans van Dijk Archive, Wang Youshen Archive, Zhang Peili Archive, Zhang Xiaogang Archive, Zheng Shengtian Archive, physical collection of primary materials: Archive, Wu Shanzhuan Personal Archive, accessed 16 March 2016 亞洲藝術文獻庫,數碼原始文獻館藏:上海展覽史:1979﹣2006,中國前衛藝術展檔案,茀蘭檔案,費大為檔案,孔長安檔案,呂澎檔案,毛旭輝檔案,戴漢志檔案,王友身檔案,張培力檔案,張曉剛檔案,鄭勝天檔案,實體原始文獻館藏:chinese-art.com檔案,吳山專個人檔案,檢索日期: 2016年3月16日。

DeBevoise, Jane, et al., From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Cantonese Contemporary Art in the 1980s, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, 2010 [Video: In Cantonese & Mandarin with English subtitles] 杜柏貞等,《薩特與鄧麗君:1980年代的廣東當代藝術》,亞洲藝術文獻庫,香港,2010。[錄像:廣東話及普通話,附英文字幕] Video Online 

Wu Hung, ed. Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010 [English] REF.WUH


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